Countdown to Kickoff
Football Team Begins Practice for Chattanooga



Nov. 16, 2009

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama football team returned to the practice field Monday afternoon to begin preparation for Saturday’s game with Chattanooga.  The team practiced for a little over an hour in shells at the Thomas-Drew Practice Facility.

“We always respect our opponents,” Alabama head coach Nick Saban said at his weekly press conference on Monday. “These guys have come back in several games because of their ability to throw the ball, especially with the quarterback B.J. Coleman.  They have good receivers.  They have a good scheme and a good attack on offense.  They seem to be a little simpler, playing hard and tough on defense.  They do a good job of coaching their special teams.  This is a very well-coached team.  We always have the proper respect and we need to do a good job in what we do to execute and take care of our own business.”

Alabama will host Chattanooga in its final home game of the season on Saturday, Nov. 21, at Bryant-Denny Stadium.  The game will be televised by the SEC Network with kickoff set for 11:21 a.m. (CT), with Doug Bell and Chris Doering calling the action.  The game can also be heard on the Crimson Tide Sports Network with Eli Gold, Phil Savage and Barry Krauss.  The game can be heard locally in Tuscaloosa on WFNN-FM (95.3).